METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE MAY 31, 1962 GAME:Chris Powell
July 4, 2005
This was my first major-league baseball game. I was 12 and a Dodgers fan from Connecticut. The team had moved out on us but my dad and I were still loyal to the team, and he took my and my brother to this game, a night game at the Polo Grounds, God rest its soul. It was a thrill for us that the Dodgers won. Fans were allowed to walk across the field to exit the stadium at the end of the game, and that's what we did -- another thrill. I bought a Dodgers pennant, which I still have. Its blue long ago faded to gray and its felt is pretty fragile, but it is a precious relic to me. Crossing the field at the end of the game, I stuck my tongue out at a kid who was a Mets fan. I don't remember if he provoked me but I'm still ashamed of that. When we got outside the stadium, newspaper vendors were hawking the early editions of the tabloids. "Eichmann Hanged," the front page said. That's how I've always been able to place the date of the game. If only I'd gotten to see Ebbets Field as well!
Now it's your turn! Tell us what you remember of this game: